13 harbours being upgraded in County Cork

13 harbours being upgraded in County Cork

28 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that €394,500 has been allocated for 13 development and repair projects for harbours and slipways in Cork County. The Fine Gael Senator said the funding will also support the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of harbour facilities, including some marine leisure developments. Of […]

FIANNA FAIL vs. FINE GAEL: Cork FF TD doesn’t understand why FG Finance Minsiter won’t meet with insurance companies

FIANNA FAIL vs. FINE GAEL: Cork FF TD doesn’t understand why FG Finance Minsiter won’t meet with insurance companies

27 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan says he cannot understand why the Finance Minister is refusing to meet with the heads of insurance companies who are failing to pay out on “genuine claims”. Deputy Moynihan was responding to a Parliamentary Question from Fianna Fáil, which […]

FARMING: Minister for Agriculture must tackle power of beef processing industry during COVID-19

FARMING: Minister for Agriculture must tackle power of beef processing industry during COVID-19

25 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork TD, Holly Cairns, Social Democrats spokesperson on Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, expressed deep concern at the clusters of COVID-19 in Irish meat processing plants and has called on the Minister to tackle the power of the beef processing industry. Deputy Cairns believe there is a […]

COVID-19 highlights need for National Broadband Plan

COVID-19 highlights need for National Broadband Plan

25 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said that difficulties with broadband speeds and access during the Covid-19 outbreak emphasise the obvious and urgent need for greater broadband connectivity in rural Ireland. Senator Lombard said: “Whether it be for work, study, or recreation, many people have been experiencing difficulties […]

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Young people cannot get jobs due to COVID-19 related economic slow down

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Young people cannot get jobs due to COVID-19 related economic slow down

19 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland’s young people must not become the long term losers of the lockdown, a Cork Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Colm Burke (former Cllr, Lord Mayor, and Senator – an impressive CV) has called for targeted job activation measures for young people and wage support for employers […]

€200,000 investment for increased demand for online public library services

€200,000 investment for increased demand for online public library services

17 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard is applauding the investment from the Department of Rural and Community Development which has enabled the provision of 5,000 additional eBooks and eAudiobooks. Speaking of this allocation, the Cork Senator said: “I commend my colleague, Minister Michael Ring, for making this funding available. […]

This Week in Parliament – from @DeirdreCluneMEP

This Week in Parliament – from @DeirdreCluneMEP

16 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What’s happening this week in the EU Parliament? Below is a summary from Cork-based MEP Deirdre Clune (Fine Gael) “This week in Parliament – Easing restrictions To my constituents, I hope this update finds you well and that many of you will be happy to see Ireland proceed […]

Cork enterprises urged to apply to ‘Restart Grant’ for Small Business

Cork enterprises urged to apply to ‘Restart Grant’ for Small Business

16 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD Colm Burke has urged small and micro businesses across Cork to apply for the new €250m Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures. Deputy Burke said: “The Grant will […]

FARMING: Cork based Agricultiure Minister Launches Mobile Calf Registration App

FARMING: Cork based Agricultiure Minister Launches Mobile Calf Registration App

13 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork TD Michael Creed today welcomed the recent introduction by his Department of a Calf Registration App (Calf-Reg) which is now available free of charge to all herd keepers that have an iOS or Android smartphone. The Minister stated that […]